The Original Tea Party

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Although the 13 original Colonies were given the “right” to self-govern, King George of England remained the over-seer. As such, he repeatedly made new laws — and changed existing laws — that were intentionally designed to be burdensome. When he passed the Tea Act (taxing tea shipped to the Americas, and using that tax for purposes that would not benefit the colonists), the Sons of Liberty

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Coming Events



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Senator Brian Kelsey has offered to travel from his home district of Memphis to address the SCTP and the public on Friday, October 24th at 6:30pm  about the proposed Amendments to our state Constitution that will be on the ballot this November. I’ve heard the senator speak on the Amendments, and he is very well informed. In fact, he’s the sponsor of Amendment 3, the prohibition to a state income tax.

Although this is not a scheduled membership meeting, we will still be meeting at the courthouse Oct. 24th​, at 6:30 pm​

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The Gadsden Flag


Even though the Gadsden Flag is the symbol of today’s Tea Party movement, it is not an original idea. In the long and storied history of the flag, it’s first recorded use was  during the Revolutionary War in 1775. The flag is called the Gadsden after it’s designer, Christopher Gadsden, an American general and statesman.
The complete history is too extensive to share here but can be found at Wikipedia.
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